The 42nd Writing Center Seminar

The 42nd Writing Center Seminar
Writing Cover Letters and Responses to Reviewers & Selecting the Right Journal for Your Article

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Times & Venues:
    [Higashi-hiroshima campus]
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Seminar room 2F, Information Media Center
    [Kasumi campus]
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Large Meeting Room 3F, Clinical Admin bldg.
  • Instructor:
    David Kipler
    Academic publication trainer & consultant, Editage (Cactus Communications)
  • Participants:
    Researchers of Hiroshima Univ.
    *Graduate students are welcome.
    *This is a faculty development program.
  • Outline of the Seminar:
    Writing Cover Letters and Responses to Reviewers
    The submission process is not complete without a cover letter. A good cover letter expedites the review process by accurately describing the goals and value of your research, your contact information, and your publication preferences. Another aspect of the submission process—responding to reviewer comments—requires attention to detail and, often, tact. We will discuss how to format your responses and respond to difficult, mistaken, and unfair reviewer comments.

    Selecting the Right Journal for Your Article
    Selecting an appropriate journal for publication of your research involves several factors, including journal impact and duration of manuscript review. The instructor will discuss the types and advantages and disadvantages of open access publications. In addition, authors must be careful to avoid submission to the growing number of "predatory" open access journals. The instructor will also discuss the criteria used for journal selection, resources to aid you in selecting a journal, and methods of avoiding submission to predatory journals.

  • Registration:
  • Contact:
    Writing Center, Hiroshima University